Kelty Double Wide Basecamp Pad
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $160
Comfortable, well made, and decently priced.
- Repair kit included
- Stuff sack included
- Self-inflating is a bit of a misnomer. You will still have to blow it up some.
This is a great product. Instead of having two separate pads that slide out from under you at night, you and a special someone can help keep this one firmly in place while you sleep comfortably on the ample padding and plush surface.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: About $125, on sale
Finally, we got rid of those constantly leaking air mattresses and got a Kelty Double Wide Basecamp pad to replace them. And, this pad not only lifts us off of the ground but it gives us some assistance in not transferring the cold from the ground. After all, it has an R-Value of nearly 9.
- Unlike the air mattresses Kelty's quality and Backcountry Edge's product follow-up assures us that it will work.
- It is difficult to roll up, making sure that all of the air is released.
After the constant purchase of air mattresses because we could not locate the minor leaks that seemed to crop up with each usage (we camp out for periods of a month at a time, visiting the many national parks, monuments and forests in the Mountain West), and the constant need to replace batteries for the air mattresses, we solved the problem with the purchase of the Kelty Basecamp Sleeping Pad. At first it seemed as though we were missing something, not having that air mattress. But as we got used to it we saw that it was the way to go.
It has very nice "flocking" that can be cleaned after usage, and we just got through giving it 32 nights on a camping trip in the southwest. It is well-made and the R-Value really works because we had to sleep on it a few nights directly on the ground during that trip. One other trip we took was a weekend in the snow and it proved to be quite warm, somewhat better than those air mattresses. The two valves (it is a double wide pad) are brass, not cheapie plastic and will stand up even in the snow and the desert conditions that it has gone through.
It does take some time, about twice as long (and that really isn't too long!) as an air mattress, to exhaust the air and roll it up. This double-wide sleeping pad is only about half again the length and width of a double air mattress (not the queen-sized ones), and it comes with three neat straps that assist in tightening it down.
One problem is in rolling it up to put it away. The darned thing just does not want to roll up straight and that is why it took just a little longer than the air mattresses. But making use of those storage straps, and some wiggling around to make sure it is straight, it is a convenient package. It is not a backpacker's dream, but works very well for a family or basecamp: it is just too darned big, like those air mattresses.
Lastly, Beamer is my service dog and he sleeps with me. Unlike those air mattresses he won't be putting his paws through this Kelty Double-Wide Sleeping Pad.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Double the comfort with this luxury double-wide self-inflating pad. With a thick, supportive foam and sueded top fabric for added comfort, this pad is perfect for tow or can be doubled up for a five full inches of padded comfort. R Value: 8.11 Size: Double Shape: Rectangular Length: 78 inches Width: 51 inches Height: 2.5 inches Packed length: 27 inches Packed Diameter: 12 inches Weight: 9 lb. 5 oz
- Rocky Mountain Trail
Double the comfort with this luxurious Kelty Double Wide Basecamp Pad. With a thick, supportive foam and suede top fabric for added comfort, this self inflating pad is perfect for tow or can be doubled up for a five full inches of padded comfort.
- Altrec Outdoors
On Sale. Free Shipping. Kelty Double Wide Basecamp Pad DECENT FEATURES of the Kelty Double Wide Basecamp Pad Self-inflating via single valve Suede top for comfort Repair kit included Attached lash-straps for transport and storage Stuff sack included The SPECS R-Value: 8.11 Length: 78in. / 198 cm Width: 51in. / 129.5 cm Height: 2.5in. / 6.4 cm Packed Length: 27in. / 68.5 cm Packed Diameter: 12in. / 30.5 cm Weight: 9 lbs 5 oz / 4.2 kg Shape: Rectangular Material: Open Cell Foam Fabric: Polyester Micro suede
Double the comfort with this luxury doublewide selfinflating pad. With a thick, supportive foam and sueded top fabric for added comfort, the Kelty Double Wide Basecamp Pad is perfect for two or can be doubled up for a five full inches of padded comfort.Selfinflating via dual valvesSuede top for comfortRepair kit includedAttached lashstraps for transport and storageStuff sack includedR Value: 8.11Size: 78 in. x 51 in.Thickness: 2.5 in.Pack Size: 27 in. x 12 in.Weight: 9 lb. 5 oz.Material: Open Cell FoamFabric: Polyester Microsuede